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post #1 of 12 Old 01-15-2015, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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How much for a ST824

Below is the link, he wants $100, any thoughts?

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Looks a little rough, but for that price if the engine and augers are good.. maybe a candidate for a restore project if you're up to the task.

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This one is much more promising, and looks to have more life left in it.

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Usually they don't need tires.....first thing I always try is brushing on a layer of grease between the rim and tire, then take a ratchet strap around the tire to get it to bow out on the edges and re-seat the bead after adding a little air. Then, undo the strap and fill it up. Works about 80% of the time
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Usually they don't need tires.....first thing I always try is brushing on a layer of grease between the rim and tire, then take a ratchet strap around the tire to get it to bow out on the edges and re-seat the bead after adding a little air. Then, undo the strap and fill it up. Works about 80% of the time
Just repaired one by doing this. I remember about 20 years ago doing this for a friend's snowblower tire and after that he thought I could walk on water.

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Are these tubeless tires? Had a tubeless wheelbarrow tire that would not seat to hold air. A little butane from a lighter in the tire, light it up and it pops on.(But.. gotta fill the tire properly before the expanded air cools and contracts). Googled it.. old construction workers' trick.

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I'd Buy it. The engine w/electric Start is worth more than $100 if it is Good.
I use Liquid Slime to Seal Tires.
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To get it to seat the other trick is starting fluid which if you're in snow blower land you likely have a can somewhere in the garage. Just a very, very small shot of it is all you need. Use an extended lighter or just toss a match at it.

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Or just put tubes in them.

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So I got the call back and I was first in line so he is letting me buy it tonight. As long as it runs and looks decent, I plan I buying it. I will try that liquid slime on the tires. Finally, another project to work on, I was getting bored.
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